Évaluation de la qualité d'un partenariat dans le cadre de la mise en place d'une intervention intersectorielle de type école, famille et communauté
The partnership represents a principle of action at the heart of public policies of various kinds. It can be defined as a formal association between organizations that decide to cooperate to achieve a common goal. The formative evaluation of quality conditions of the collaborative action is useful to support partners in improving their practice. This article describes first a tool available to achieve a collective diagnosis by members of a partnership investing voluntarily in an evaluation process and then presents a concrete application of it.
The use of results produced through an evaluation process is a real concern for evaluators, especially when the process has a formative purpose. Utilization focused-evaluation seeks to ensure that several conditions must be met to optimize the use of knowledge generated during the evaluation process. This article describes this approach as well as the conditions of transfer of knowledge that optimize the use of evaluation results by users. It provides a concrete example of an applied utilization-focused evaluation and highlights the success factors.